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‘Tis the Season to be Joyful

A recap of the December Sunrise ScramblerMy favorite Sunrise Scrambler each year is always in December, when all of our nonprofit members are invited to take part in a mini social services fair. This year was no different and 29 nonprofits were ...

Video of Annual Meeting with Charles Koch Now Available

More than 3,500 area business leaders and residents attended the Chamber’s Annual Meeting last month at Century II. Those in the audience had the opportunity to hear Wichita native Charles Koch discuss his thoughts on his upbringing, the ...

Three reasons to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday

With the holidays being only a month away, the shopping season will kick into full gear this coming weekend. We encourage you to keep the small, local retailers in mind as you make your shopping lists this year, but we also know the request is more ...

‘Tis the Season for Managing Stress Levels

Year-end budget deadlines are looming, your company’s 2016 goals still need to be finalized, and the holiday frenzy is on the horizon. It’s that time of the year when everyone can benefit from reminders about how to manage stress levels ...

Dolezal named CFO for Chamber, Greater Wichita Partnership

Marlo Dolezal has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Chamber and the Greater Wichita Partnership. She begins her duties on December 14.Marlo earned her Accounting degree from Kansas State University and holds an MBA from ...

Stefanie Flores: Community Advancement & YPW Program Coordinator

Stefanie Flores has joined our staff as the Community Advancement & Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW ) Program Coordinator, working with Director of Community Advancement Suzy Finn. Stefanie moved to Wichita earlier this year from Denver ...

CEO Roundtable presentation focused on 5 Marketing Truths

Mike Snyder, from RSA Marketing Services, shared his five marketing truths for connecting marketing to sales during the Chamber's Small Business CEO Roundtable at Wichita Country Club, yesterday. Snyder illustrated his marketing truths with examples ...

Nominate Your Favorite Biz for Our Small Business of the Year Awards

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2016 Small Business Awards through Friday, Dec. 4. The program, now in its 12th year, is presented by Cornerstone Design and Development. Inc. and Zernco, Inc. It offers well-deserved recognition to ...

2015 NBAA business delegation includes 19 organizations

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is promoting Wichita’s exceptional workforce and world-class aviation supply chain November 17-19 during the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Convention in ...

Wichita Hispanic Chamber now housed in Chamber building

Chamber staff held a welcome reception for the Wichita Hispanic Chamber last week. Chairwoman Adrienne Foster is pictured on the right.The Wichita Hispanic Chamber has relocated from 1010 N. Main St. to the first floor of the Wichita Metro Chamber ...

Morning Joe program headed to WSU campus Nov. 3

In what has been a year of firsts for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting event, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will co-host their daily Morning Joe program from Wichita on Tuesday, November 3 from 5 to 8 a.m. (CST). ...

Equipping Young Leaders

Each year, the Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) accepts 25 talented and dynamic young professionals into their Leadership Academy class. The participants engage in six weekly sessions with interactive exercises, issue exploration, ...

Transforming Wichita: Vision vs. Vernacular

By Guest Blogger Jonathan LongJonathan Long is the Resource Manager at the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, as well as the President of the Wichita Urban Professionals. He participated in the Chamber's 2015 City-to-City Leadership Visit ...

Sell out Annual Meeting Dinner – CHECK!

Annual Meeting To-Do List Select a speaker from our own backyard - Check Invite two nationally known moderators to join keynote speaker on stage - Check Sell out dinner and loge program seating - CHECKWe decided to change things up a bit for this ...

Show us your mug and you could win one of ours

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show are coming to Wichita on Nov. 2 to interview Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles Koch as part of our 2015 Annual Meeting, and you can win some Morning Joe swag!Between now ...

Rita Malinauskas permanently joins Chamber staff

We are pleased to announce that Rita Malinauskas has permanently joined the Chamber staff as a Coordinator of Business Services, working with Angie Elliott and Rachel Groene. Rita was hired on a temporary basis in April 2015 and has since become a ...

Boost your business – at a discount!

Did you know that Chamber members receive a discount on business and education training programs through our partnerships with several higher education institutions? One of those partnerships is with the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State ...

Recap: Connect, Collide and Communicate

By Jennifer Cole Proud supporter of the @WichitaFlag and #ILoveWichitaJennifer is a Content and Community Manager at Sullivan Higdon & Sink and a member of Digital Wichita, a group of local marketers working to do great things in the world of ...

All they do is win! #ICTexpo hosts best of the best

We like to say that everyone who participates in Exposure is a winner, but there are some who really stood out from the crowd. Those exhibitors were crowned with this year’s coveted Exposure Awards. Most Spirited - Hotel at ...

Groene Joins Chamber and Elliott Assumes New Title and Role

This week the Chamber welcomes Rachel Groene (pronounced Gree'nee) as the Manager of Business Services. A graduate of Wichita State University, Groene brings more than five years of marketing and brand experience to her new role. Rachel Groene is ...

Eight tips for making the most of Exposure

Exposure is this Thursday! We shared some Expo prep tips last week, and here are a few for the big day. Bring plenty of business cards for exchanging with new contacts and to enter drawings. Wear comfortable shoes so you can easily cover the ...

Weigh in on Wichita's future

During yesterday's joint meeting of the Chamber's Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, attendees answered a brief survey about Wichita's future and the main issues that keep them up at night. We'd like input from readers our as well. Please ...

Chamber welcomes MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

Follow Joe Scarborough on Twitter @JoeNBCThe Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce has secured Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC’s Morning Joe program to interview Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles Koch on stage as part of the ...

Ten Things You Need To Do This Week to Get Ready for Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us next Thursday, Sept. 24 at Exposure for Wichita's largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Here are some helpful tips to prepare to make the most of the day. Sign up for the Sunrise Scrambler ...

Answering your #WichitaFlag questions

There’s been a noticeable resurgence in the interest in our city’s flag during the last few months. We’ve had a number of inquiries at the Chamber since “flag fever” started taking hold. We’re asked most often ...

Congratulations to the 2015 Leadership Wichita class

Thirty-one Wichita-area citizens have been selected to participate in our 2015 Leadership Wichita class. The leadership training program features eight sessions that cover issues such as economic development and the future vision for Wichita, ...

2015 Annual Meeting Speaker Announced

by Jon Rosell, 2015 Chamber ChairmanEvery year the Chamber strives to make the Annual Meeting a memorable and informative occasion. I'm very pleased that our 2015 Annual Meeting promises to be one of the most unique events we've presented in quite ...

Bossing, Managing and Leading: is there a difference?

Wichita-native Aaron Bushell dropped some leadership insight at this morning’s Sunrise Scrambler when he presented “Are You a Boss, a Manager, or a Leader?” While many may quickly think, “Is there really a difference in those ...

GWEDC Staff Changes

Debra TeufelTeufel Departs WichitaDebra Teufel has promoted Wichita’s workforce and positive business environment across the continent and around the globe since joining the organization more than seven years ago. She’s represented the ...

Bossemeyer earns certification

David BossemeyerDavid Bossemeyer, VP-Business Development for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), has earned his Professional Certification from Business Retention & Expansion International (BREI). The advanced level ...
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